Police on Tuesday arrested two members of the administration board of a Raipur-based multi-speciality hospital the place a fireplace claimed lives of 5 COVID-19 sufferers final month, an official stated. Search is underway for 2 different board members, he stated.
The fireplace broke out on April 17 within the COVID-19 ward of the Rajdhani Tremendous Specialty Hospital positioned at Pachpedi Naka below Tikrapara police station limits. One affected person was charred to loss of life whereas 4 others died of suffocation, officers earlier stated. The Raipur district administration had ordered a probe into the incident. Based mostly on the investigation findings, the Tikrapara police right here arrested two hospital board members – Dr Sachin Mal and Dr Arvindo Roy – for alleged negligence inflicting loss of life of COVID-19 sufferers,” Purani Basti Metropolis Superintendent of Police Manoj Dhruv stated.
He stated search is on for 2 different hospital board members- Dr Sanjay Jadwani and Dr Vinod Lalwani. The police official stated a probe into the incident revealed that enough preparations weren’t made within the hospital to take care of the hearth. Consultants of the Forensic Science Laboratory, based mostly on the crime scene investigation, have additionally pointed to some “negligence”, he stated.
After the incident, the police had registered a case below Part 304-A (inflicting loss of life by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had introduced an ex-gratia of Rs four lakh every to the households of the deceased.